Birmingham

Birmingham Alabama skyline

Birmingham

Now is a great time to add Birmingham real estate to your investment portfolio.  Birmingham home prices are currently at historically low levels. Below are just a few of the reason why you should buy investment property in Birmingham, Alabama:

  • It is one of the most affordable cities in the U.S. to live.
  • Home prices are currently at historically low levels.
  • It is one of the most important business centers in the Southeastern U.S.
  • It ranks 54th in population among the nation’s top 268 metropolitan areas.
  • The local economy is diversified with manufacturing, higher education, medical professions, and banking being among the top employers.
  • It has three universities, four junior colleges, three technical schools, & three religious training schools.
  • 46 percent of the population are renters.
  • Rental rates vs. home values allow for excellent cash flow opportunities.
  • Rental rates are on the rise.
  • Rental unit demand is currently high.

The City of Birmingham, Alabama, is a municipal corporation under the laws of the State of Alabama. Birmingham is the largest city in the state with a population currently estimated at 242,820, and a metro population of 1,079,089.

Nestled at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains at the cross-section of two major railroads, the city was once the primary industrial center of the southern United States. At the height of the nation’s manufacturing age, the city grew so fast in population, it was called the “Magic City.” Today, Birmingham has transformed itself into a medical research, banking and service-based economy, making it one of the nation’s most livable cities with a vibrant downtown, a burgeoning loft community, a world-class culinary scene and more green space per capita than any other city in the nation!

Birmingham SkylineBirmingham also boasts 99 historic neighborhoods and is often referred to as the cradle of the American Civil Rights Movement. The average (high) temperature in the city is 65°; the average low is 51°. The city is centrally located in the southeast and easily accessible to major hubs in the region.

Birmingham Stats:

  • Ranks 13th among the largest southeastern metropolitan areas
  • Represents 24 percent of Alabama’s total population
  • Represents 31 percent of Alabama’s total payroll dollars
  • Ranks 48th in population among the nation’s top 300 metropolitan areas
  • Home to 40,680 Businesses

Some of Birmingham’s Largest Employers:

University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center
Baptist Medical Centers
BellSouth
Honda Manufacturing Plant
Mercedes – Benz Manufacturing Plant
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Protective Life Insurance Headquarters
Regions Bank, NA. Headquarters
Wells Fargo Bank
BBVA Compass Bank
Alabama Power Company Headquarters
Books-A-Million Headquarters
Energen Corporation
SONAT Corporation

Local Area Attractions:

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is a large interpretive museum and research center in Birmingham, Alabama that depicts the struggles of the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s. The Institute is located in the Civil Rights District, which includes the historic 16th Street Baptist Church, Kelly Ingram Park, Fourth Avenue Business District, and the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame located in the Carver Theatre.

The Historic Alabama Theater is a movie palace in Birmingham, Alabama. It was built in 1927 by Paramount’s Publix Theatre chain as its flagship theater for the southeastern region of the United States. Seating 2,500 people at the time, it was the largest in the Birmingham Theatre district. The district was once home to a myriad of large theaters that featured vaudeville, performing arts, nickelodeons, and large first-run movie palaces. The Alabama is the only district theater still operating today. Built to show silent films, the Alabama still features its original Wurlitzer theater organ.

The Barbers Motor Sports Museum and Park iis a 740 acres multi-purpose racing facility located on the eastern fringes of Birmingham, Alabama,near Leeds. It was built by George Barber, and includes the Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum. It has been the site of the IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Alabama since 2010 season. Barber is also the home of the North American Porsche Driving School and the Kevin Schwantz Motorcycle School.

Birmingham, AL view from Railroad Park Railroad Park is a 19-acre park in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, that opened in the fall of 2010. It was designed by landscape architect Tom Leader and built by Birmingham-based Brasfield & Gorrie. The park lies immediately south of the Norfolk Southern and CSX rail lines through downtown Birmingham.

Properties In and Around Birmingham:

1209 Birchwood St

$ 126.900
Monthly Rent: $1,150 Annual Rent: $13,800 Check out the full proforma here: 1209 Birchwood St Proforma Information [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,150 Annual Rent: $13,800 Check out the full proforma here: 1209 Birchwood St Proforma Information [more]
42 1.408 ft2full info
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3704 30th Street, Northport

$ 69.900 Cash
3704 30th Street, Northport, AL 35476 2 BR / 1 BA 1,080 Sq. Ft. Built 1924 AS IS, Cash-Only Sale! Craftsman Cottage [more]
3704 30th Street, Northport, AL 35476 2 BR / 1 BA 1,080 Sq. Ft. Built 1924 AS IS, Cash-Only Sale! Craftsman Cottage [more]
21 1.080 ft2full info
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2737 Lawn Avenue SW, Birmingham

$ 22.900
2737 Lawn Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35211 3 BR / 1 BA 1,232 Sq. Ft. Built 1940 AS IS, Cash-Only Sale! Very nice, 3-bed [more]
2737 Lawn Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35211 3 BR / 1 BA 1,232 Sq. Ft. Built 1940 AS IS, Cash-Only Sale! Very nice, 3-bed [more]
31 1.232 ft2full info
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1826 Pinecrest Drive, Montgomery, AL 36107

$ 34.900 Cash Only
1826 Pinecrest Drive, Montgomery, AL 36107 3 BR / 1 BA 1,053 Sq. Ft. Built 1959 AS-IS, Cash-Only Sale! Nice 3-bedro [more]
1826 Pinecrest Drive, Montgomery, AL 36107 3 BR / 1 BA 1,053 Sq. Ft. Built 1959 AS-IS, Cash-Only Sale! Nice 3-bedro [more]
31 1.053 ft2full info
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228 Garden Ln

$ 109.900
Monthly Rent: $995 Annual Rent: $11,940 Check out the full proforma here: 228 Garden Ln Proforma Information contai [more]
Monthly Rent: $995 Annual Rent: $11,940 Check out the full proforma here: 228 Garden Ln Proforma Information contai [more]
32 1.388 ft2full info
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6117 Court O

$ 13.900
6117 Court O, Birmingham, AL 35228 2 BR / 1 BA 816 Sq. Ft. Built 1945 ***PRICE REDUCTION*** SALE PRICE: $13,900 CON [more]
6117 Court O, Birmingham, AL 35228 2 BR / 1 BA 816 Sq. Ft. Built 1945 ***PRICE REDUCTION*** SALE PRICE: $13,900 CON [more]
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1515 13th Pl S

$ 155.000
1515 13th Place S, Birmingham, AL 35205 3 Br / 1.5 Ba 1518 Sq. Ft. Built 1935 SALE PRICE: $155,000 CONTACT STORMY T [more]
1515 13th Place S, Birmingham, AL 35205 3 Br / 1.5 Ba 1518 Sq. Ft. Built 1935 SALE PRICE: $155,000 CONTACT STORMY T [more]
31.5full info
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501 Seminole Dr

$ 24.000
501 Seminole Drive, Fairfield, AL 35064 4 BR / 1 BA 1856 Sq. Ft. Built 1948 SALE PRICE: $24,000 CONTACT Suzanne TOD [more]
501 Seminole Drive, Fairfield, AL 35064 4 BR / 1 BA 1856 Sq. Ft. Built 1948 SALE PRICE: $24,000 CONTACT Suzanne TOD [more]
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100 80th Street S

$ 69.900
100 80th Street S, Birmingham, Al 35206 4 BR / 3 BA 1856 Sq. Ft. Built 1903 Rented for $1,100/month SALE PRICE: $69 [more]
100 80th Street S, Birmingham, Al 35206 4 BR / 3 BA 1856 Sq. Ft. Built 1903 Rented for $1,100/month SALE PRICE: $69 [more]
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121 Lakeland Ave

$ 45.000
121 Lakeland Avenue, Bessemer, Al 35023 4 BR / 1 BA 1391 Sq. Ft. Built 1959 SALE PRICE: $45,000 CONTACT STORMY TODA [more]
121 Lakeland Avenue, Bessemer, Al 35023 4 BR / 1 BA 1391 Sq. Ft. Built 1959 SALE PRICE: $45,000 CONTACT STORMY TODA [more]
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1822 15th St N

$ 24.000
1822 5th Street N, Bessemer, AL 35020 3 BR / 1 BA 1192 Sq. Ft. Built 1947 SALE PRICE: $24,000 CONTACT STORMY TODAY! [more]
1822 5th Street N, Bessemer, AL 35020 3 BR / 1 BA 1192 Sq. Ft. Built 1947 SALE PRICE: $24,000 CONTACT STORMY TODAY! [more]
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2116 46th Pl Ensley

$ 19.900
2116 46th Pl Ensley, Birmingham, AL 35208 2 BR / 1 BA 1024 Sq. Ft. Built 1925 Rented Section 8 for $550/Month SALE [more]
2116 46th Pl Ensley, Birmingham, AL 35208 2 BR / 1 BA 1024 Sq. Ft. Built 1925 Rented Section 8 for $550/Month SALE [more]
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7836 Division Ave

$ 29.900
7836 Division Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35206 3 BR / 1 BA 1452 Sq. Ft. Built 1948 Rented for $695/Month SALE PRICE: $2 [more]
7836 Division Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35206 3 BR / 1 BA 1452 Sq. Ft. Built 1948 Rented for $695/Month SALE PRICE: $2 [more]
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2713 Sher Tom Rd

$ 56.000
2713 Sher Tom Road, Adamsville, AL 35005 2 BR / 2 BA 1643 Sq. Ft. Built 1958 SALE PRICE: $56,000 CONTACT STORMY TOD [more]
2713 Sher Tom Road, Adamsville, AL 35005 2 BR / 2 BA 1643 Sq. Ft. Built 1958 SALE PRICE: $56,000 CONTACT STORMY TOD [more]
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911 7th Street

$ 13.900
911 7th Street, Birmingham, AL 35228 2 BR / 1 BA 900 Sq. Ft. Built 1945 SALE PRICE: $12,500 CONTACT DAVID TODAY!! ( [more]
911 7th Street, Birmingham, AL 35228 2 BR / 1 BA 900 Sq. Ft. Built 1945 SALE PRICE: $12,500 CONTACT DAVID TODAY!! ( [more]
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4348 Sunnybrook Dr

$ 34.900
4348 Sunnybrook Drive, Montgomery, AL 36108 3 BR / 2 BA                     1,596 Sq. Ft Built in 1967 SALE PRICE: [more]
4348 Sunnybrook Drive, Montgomery, AL 36108 3 BR / 2 BA                     1,596 Sq. Ft Built in 1967 SALE PRICE: [more]
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1169 Five Mile Road

$ 54.900
1169 Five Mile Road, Birmingham, AL 35215 3 BR / 1 BA SALE PRICE: $54,900 CONTACT HELEN TODAY!! (205) 377-7272 hcha [more]
1169 Five Mile Road, Birmingham, AL 35215 3 BR / 1 BA SALE PRICE: $54,900 CONTACT HELEN TODAY!! (205) 377-7272 hcha [more]
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2978 Williamsburg Drive

$ 39.000
2978 Williamsburg Drive, Birmingham, AL 35215 2 BR / 1.5 BA 1.080 Sq. Ft. Built 1984 SALE PRICE: $39,000 Rented for [more]
2978 Williamsburg Drive, Birmingham, AL 35215 2 BR / 1.5 BA 1.080 Sq. Ft. Built 1984 SALE PRICE: $39,000 Rented for [more]
21.5full info
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2012 Ridge Ave

$ 42.000
2012 Ridge Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36106 2 BR / 2 BA SALE PRICE: $42,000 CONTACT STORMY TODAY!! (205) 461-3008 dstor [more]
2012 Ridge Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36106 2 BR / 2 BA SALE PRICE: $42,000 CONTACT STORMY TODAY!! (205) 461-3008 dstor [more]
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1505 Mims Street SW

$ 29.000
1505 Mims Street SW, Birmingham, AL 35211 3 BR / 1 BA 925 Sq. Ft. Built 1955 SALE PRICE: $29,000 CONTACT STORMY TOD [more]
1505 Mims Street SW, Birmingham, AL 35211 3 BR / 1 BA 925 Sq. Ft. Built 1955 SALE PRICE: $29,000 CONTACT STORMY TOD [more]
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2530 Lee Avenue SW

$ 18.500
2530 Lee Avenue SW, Birmingham, AL 35211 3 BR / 3 BA 1,738 Sq. Ft. Built 1944 SALE PRICE: $16,900 CONTACT STORMY TO [more]
2530 Lee Avenue SW, Birmingham, AL 35211 3 BR / 3 BA 1,738 Sq. Ft. Built 1944 SALE PRICE: $16,900 CONTACT STORMY TO [more]
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Under Contract

2760 17th Street Ensley

$ 10.900
2760 17th Street Ensley, Birmingham, AL 35208 3 BR / 1 BA 991 Sq. Ft. Built 1935 SALE PRICE: $10,900 CONTACT DAVID [more]
2760 17th Street Ensley, Birmingham, AL 35208 3 BR / 1 BA 991 Sq. Ft. Built 1935 SALE PRICE: $10,900 CONTACT DAVID [more]
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3228 Beech Avenue SW

$ 15.900
3228 Beech Avenue SW, Birmingham, AL 35227 4 BR / 1 BA 1120 Sq. Ft. Built 1935 SALE PRICE: $15,900 CONTACT ANDREW T [more]
3228 Beech Avenue SW, Birmingham, AL 35227 4 BR / 1 BA 1120 Sq. Ft. Built 1935 SALE PRICE: $15,900 CONTACT ANDREW T [more]
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2808 Dawson Avenue SW

$ 19.500
2808 Dawson Avenue SW, Birmingham, AL 35211 5 BR / 2 BA 2160 Sq. Ft. Built 1920 SALE PRICE: $19,500 CONTACT ANDREW [more]
2808 Dawson Avenue SW, Birmingham, AL 35211 5 BR / 2 BA 2160 Sq. Ft. Built 1920 SALE PRICE: $19,500 CONTACT ANDREW [more]
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6744 Dr Martin Luther King Dr

$ 21.900
6744 Dr Martin Luther King Drive, Birmingham, AL 35064 4 BR / 2 BA 1200 Sq. Ft. Built 1968 SALE PRICE: $21,900 CONT [more]
6744 Dr Martin Luther King Drive, Birmingham, AL 35064 4 BR / 2 BA 1200 Sq. Ft. Built 1968 SALE PRICE: $21,900 CONT [more]
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Under Contract

3423 Willow Lane

3423 Willow Lane, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 4 BR / 2 BA 1260 Sq. Ft. Built 1973 SALE PRICE: $22,000 CONTACT ANDREW TODAY [more]
3423 Willow Lane, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 4 BR / 2 BA 1260 Sq. Ft. Built 1973 SALE PRICE: $22,000 CONTACT ANDREW TODAY [more]
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1901 1st Street NE

$ 25.000
1901 1st Street NE, Birmingham, AL 35215 3 BR / 1 BA 1469 Sq. Ft. Built 1959 SALE PRICE: $25,000 CONTACT US TODAY!! [more]
1901 1st Street NE, Birmingham, AL 35215 3 BR / 1 BA 1469 Sq. Ft. Built 1959 SALE PRICE: $25,000 CONTACT US TODAY!! [more]
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3212 Avenue C

$ 6.900
3212 Avenue C, Bessemer, AL 35020 3 BR / 1 BA 968 Sq. Ft. Built 1948 ***SALE PRICE: $6,900*** CONTACT US TODAY!! (2 [more]
3212 Avenue C, Bessemer, AL 35020 3 BR / 1 BA 968 Sq. Ft. Built 1948 ***SALE PRICE: $6,900*** CONTACT US TODAY!! (2 [more]
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1525 Meadow Lane, Midfield

$ 37.900
1525 Meadow Lane, Birmingham AL 35228 2 BR / 1 BA 752 Sq. Ft. Built 1948 Rented for $575/Month SALE PRICE: $37,900 [more]
1525 Meadow Lane, Birmingham AL 35228 2 BR / 1 BA 752 Sq. Ft. Built 1948 Rented for $575/Month SALE PRICE: $37,900 [more]
21 752 ft2full info
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Under Contract

5830 Walnut Grove Rd

$ 122.900
Monthly Rent: $1,125 Annual Rent: $13,500 Check out the full proforma here: 5830 Walnut Grove Rd Proforma Informati [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,125 Annual Rent: $13,500 Check out the full proforma here: 5830 Walnut Grove Rd Proforma Informati [more]
41 1.573 ft2full info
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Under Contract

416 Lance Ln

$ 134.900
Monthly Rent: $1,250 Annual Rent: $15,000 Check out the full proforma here: 416 Lance Ln Proforma Information conta [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,250 Annual Rent: $15,000 Check out the full proforma here: 416 Lance Ln Proforma Information conta [more]
32 1.396 ft2full info
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Under Contract

120 6th St

$ 127.900
Monthly Rent: $1,175 Annual Rent: $14,100 Check out the full proforma here: 120 6th St Proforma Information contain [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,175 Annual Rent: $14,100 Check out the full proforma here: 120 6th St Proforma Information contain [more]
32 1.425 ft2full info
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4305 6th Avenue, Birmingham

Wholesale Price: $ 24.900 CASH
4305 6th Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35224 3 BR / 1 BA 1,411 Sq. Ft. Built 1930 AS IS, Cash-Only Sale! Very nice, 3-bedr [more]
4305 6th Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35224 3 BR / 1 BA 1,411 Sq. Ft. Built 1930 AS IS, Cash-Only Sale! Very nice, 3-bedr [more]
kaye-smith
Under Contract

95 Johnson Dr

$ 94.900
Monthly Rent: $900 Annual Rent: $10,800 Check out the full proforma here: 95 Johnson Dr Proforma Information contai [more]
Monthly Rent: $900 Annual Rent: $10,800 Check out the full proforma here: 95 Johnson Dr Proforma Information contai [more]
32 904 ft2full info
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3333 Herbert Drive, Montgomery

$ 55.000
3333 Herbert Drive, Montgomery, AL 36116 3 BR / 2 BA 1,408 Sq. Ft. Built 1989 AS-IS, Cash-Only Sale! Nice 3-bedroom [more]
3333 Herbert Drive, Montgomery, AL 36116 3 BR / 2 BA 1,408 Sq. Ft. Built 1989 AS-IS, Cash-Only Sale! Nice 3-bedroom [more]
32 1.408 ft2full info
kaye-smith
Under Contract

1317 Hartford Dr

$ 117.900
Monthly Rent: $1,100 Annual Rent: $13,200 Check out the full proforma here: 1317 Hartford Dr Proforma Information c [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,100 Annual Rent: $13,200 Check out the full proforma here: 1317 Hartford Dr Proforma Information c [more]
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Under Contract

4021 Debby Dr

$ 123.900
Monthly Rent: $1,150 Annual Rent: $13,800 Check out the full proforma here: 4021 Debby Dr Proforma Information cont [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,150 Annual Rent: $13,800 Check out the full proforma here: 4021 Debby Dr Proforma Information cont [more]
42 1.080 ft2full info
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331 James Ave

$ 122.900
Monthly Rent: $1,125 Annual Rent: $13,500 Check out the full proforma here: 331 James Ave Proforma Information cont [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,125 Annual Rent: $13,500 Check out the full proforma here: 331 James Ave Proforma Information cont [more]
42 1.320 ft2full info
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Under Contract

2340 3rd Pl NW

$ 91.900
Monthly Rent: $875 Annual Rent: $10,500 Check out the full proforma here: 2340 3rd Pl NW Proforma Information conta [more]
Monthly Rent: $875 Annual Rent: $10,500 Check out the full proforma here: 2340 3rd Pl NW Proforma Information conta [more]
31 1.087 ft2full info
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616 15th Ave NW

$ 116.900
Monthly Rent: $1,095 Annual Rent: $13,140 Check out the full proforma here: 616 15th Ave NW Proforma Information co [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,095 Annual Rent: $13,140 Check out the full proforma here: 616 15th Ave NW Proforma Information co [more]
32 1.128 ft2full info
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